Volleyball has come a long way from the dusty-old YMCA gymnasium of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, where the visionary William G. Morgan invented the sport back in 1895. It has seen the start of two centuries and the dawn of a new millennium. Volleyball is now one of the big five international sports, and the FIVB, with its 220 affiliated national federations, is the largest international sporting federation in the world.
A decisive moment in the history of volleyball’s first 100 years was certainly that of the founding of the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball) when in April 1947 representatives of 14 countries (Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Uruguay, USA and Yugoslavia) met in Paris under the leadership of France’s Paul Libaud to found the FIVB. Mr. Libaud, President of the French Federation, was elected first President ...
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September 1990: The first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Council gathers in Lausanne to determine a growth programme for beach volleyball. 1989/90. Three FIVB Beach Volleyball World Series events are held with USD 140,000 total prize money. The first FIVB beach volleyball international circuit, named the World Series, is created with men’s tournaments in Brazil, Italy and Japan. The Brazilian event sells out with thousands of people outside the stadium wanting to get in.
September 1990: The first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Council gathers in Lausanne to determine a growth programme for b each v olleyball. 1989/90. Three FIVB Beach Volleyball World Series events are held with USD 140,000 total prize money.
April 1947 saw the establishment of the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). Representatives from 14 nations - Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Uruguay, the USA and Yugoslavia - met in Paris under the leadership of France’s Paul Libaud to set up the association that would govern volleyball at the international level.
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History. Volleyball History in the Making. The 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship will be the 19th edition of the International Volleyball Federation’s signature event for men’s national teams. It will come after the record-breaking FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship Poland 2014, which saw over half a million fans attend the 103 matches in the competition.
1947: The Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball (FIVB) was founded. 1948: The first two-man beach tournament was held. 1949: The initial World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia. 1964: Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. 1965: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) was formed.